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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Some students being asked to leave flats in Brentford are being moved to Wembley

A shuttle bus is to run in order to take them to University.

However, this student, Davy, told us he has concerns about the disruption to his studies due to the distance from the South Ealing campus.

He’s also worried about regularly being on a bus with many other people during the pandemic.

They’re being asked to leave due to fire safety concerns.


Kate Davies, group chief executive of Notting Hill Genesis, said: 

“First, I want to say how sorry we are to residents that we have had to take this action and disrupt their lives. But, as a not-for-profit housing association, our priority is to provide safe, affordable housing. We always ensure the wellbeing of our residents, so while we are incredibly disappointed to have to make this decision, we believe that we have no choice but to ask people to leave their homes on the Paragon estate.


 I understand that Paragon residents may feel angry or alarmed by this news, as they have every right to be. This is a very distressing time and we are genuinely sorry for the huge amount of disruption and uncertainty that this situation will cause. “This is a complex situation and we don’t yet have all the answers. We are working to uncover the full extent of the issues at Paragon so that we can provide residents with clarity about timescales, next steps and options as quickly as possible. “We are doing all we can to support people who live in Paragon through this difficult situation. We have identified safe accommodation for everyone to move into this week and are providing financial support to help them do that. We are also giving everyone a dedicated caseworker to discuss their specific needs both now and for the longer-term where necessary."
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